Malaysia frees Anwar's daughter from night of detention over parliament comments

March 17, 2015 8:14 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Tuesday freed the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim after a night in detention over comments in parliament deemed "contemptuous" of the country's judiciary.

Anwar, who long posed the greatest threat to Malaysia's long-ruling coalition, is serving a five-year prison term after the country's highest court last month rejected his appeal against a conviction for sodomy.

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